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Fluid dynamics

New research suggests they create a newfound type of air vortex to slow their descent.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The operating principles of ordinary magnetic stirrers may help create better microfluidic pumps for applications ranging from inkjet printing to drug delivery.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Physicists harness ultrasound to make bubbles last longer.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Scientists discovered that water droplets don’t just passively roll around on a hot skillet.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The physics of tumbling fibers may be useful for applications from paper manufacturing to the study of plankton in the ocean.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New study reveals the complex strategies crab spiders use to soar on streamers of silk.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Researchers investigate one of the classic physics lessons, substituting liquids for solids.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

In annual speed test, international teams must negotiate the complexities of aerodynamics and airflow.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Scientists utilize fluid dynamics to optimize fins for shredding the gnar.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

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